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05
Aug
2020

PS Webinar Series: Co-evolutionary diversification of barley MLA immune receptors by sequence-unrelated powdery mildew AVRA effectors »

4.30pm 5 August 2020

Disease resistance is mediated by recognition of pathogen avriulence effectors (AVR) through host nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat receptors (NLR).

31
Jul
2020

PS Webinar Series: PhD Exit Webinar - Beyond the root system: Defining a role for the peptide hormone receptor CEPR1 in the control of seed size and...

12pm 31 July 2020

The interaction of C-TERMINALLY ENCODED PEPTIDES (CEPs) with CEP RECEPTOR1 (CEPR1) controls root growth and development, as well as nitrate uptake, but has no known role in determining yield.

30
Jul
2020

E&E Webinar: How social and environmental dynamics shape animal culture »

4pm 30 July 2020

There is an increasing body of evidence for the existence of animal cultures. Recent work has also suggested cultural traits can be subject to selection, changing in form, function or distribution.

29
Jul
2020

PS Webinar Series: Machine Learning, Satellites, and Crops – The (very near and exciting) future of space-based plant biology »

12pm 29 July 2020

This seminar will discuss the terabytes of unused satellite data that observe the natural world, yet have not been widely used for field biology, in the context of agriculture.

23
Jul
2020

E&E Webinar: Stereo vision and prey detection in the praying mantis »

4pm 23 July 2020

Praying mantises are the only insects known to have stereo vision. We used a comparative approach to determine how the mechanisms underlying stereopsis in mantises differ from those underlying primate stereo vision.

22
Jul
2020

PS Webinar Series: The stem rust fungus Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici induces centromeric small RNAs during late infection that direct genome-wide...

12pm 22 July 2020

Silencing of transposable elements (TEs) is essential for maintaining genome stability. Plants use small RNAs (sRNAs) to direct DNA methylation to TEs (RNA-directed DNA methylation; RdDM). Similar mechanisms of epigenetic silencing in the fungal kingdom have remained elusive.

17
Jul
2020

PS Webinar Series: PhD Exit Webinar - The SWEET Journey from Source to Sink in Setaria viridis: The Role of Sugar Effluxers »

12pm 17 July 2020

This research project investigates how photoassimilates moves from source leaves to other sink tissues that accumulate large amounts of carbohydrates. Many sinks such as stem and seeds/grains rely on the accumulation of sugars and starch during their development as they mature and become storage tissue.

09
Jul
2020

E&E Joint Webinar: Some benefits of blue sky and open phylogenetics research for understanding SARS-CoV-2 »

12.30pm 9 July 2020

Having spent much of the last 15 years trying to improve molecular phylogenetics, I had formed the fairly firm view that my research was very interesting (of course!!!) but rather useless in the short term.

09
Jul
2020

E&E Joint Webinar: Walking in Wallacea: Expanding the species inventory on Buton Island, Sulawesi »

12pm 9 July 2020

The central islands of Indonesia, between Java, Bali and Kalimantan (Borneo) on the west and Papua on the east - are a living laboratory for the study of evolution, known as the Wallacea region.

02
Jul
2020

E&E Webinar: Extreme Weapons: A Natural History »

11am 2 July 2020

Every animal has a weapon of one sort or another, but the overwhelming majority of weapons stay small. Yet, sprinkled through the tree of life are species where weapons become extreme.

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